Next Step to Moral-Policing: PORN BANNED!

BAN ON OUR PERSONAL LIBERTY! GONE ARE THE DAYS…

remoteImageIn this era of MR. CHRISTIAN GREY and MR. GIDEON CROSS, all the colours of gray and red have turned into the painful sight of BLUE. It seems the Indian government has begun its crackdown and are casting the final stone in moral policing- ban on porn websites, as many Indian porn lovers woke up to a rude shock on Sunday morning: On most internet service providers (ISPs) – including Vodafone, MTNL, ACT, Hathaway and BSNL – porn sites were inaccessible.

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The matter came to light late on Saturday, when a number of internet users across the country could not access pornographic websites. On searching for popular porn sites Pornhub and Redtube, all they ended up on were blank pages or a message was shown on sites “The site has been blocked as per the instructions of Competent Authority.” The observation that several porn sites were unavailable started a conversation on Twitter and a thread on Reddit. The sites seem to be opening fine for ISPs like Airtel and Tata Photon.

The social media user reacted strongly on this act, like a conversation titled “Are porn sites getting blocked?” started on Reddit India and the hashtag “#PornBan” became a top Twitter trend on Sunday morning in the nation.
Angry posts criticised service providers for blocking porn sites and satirical comments questioned. Some even pointed out at the conservative mindset of people.
remoteImage (2)Earlier Chief Justice of India HL Dattu had observed that banning the watching of porn at home would be “a violation of Article 21”, the right to personal liberty. The Supreme Court is stating that they haven’t passed any law or rule regarding the banning of porn sites. So the news and rule about this ban is not stamp proofed, it can either stay or the ban could be revoked. Earlier many lawyers have filed a petition about that a ban should be there on porn sites because according to the culture it’s immoral to induce that knowledge and this tends to increase the violent sexual feelings amongst the public which is dangerous for the women society. So are there going to be a strike, rally or a PIL filed for the boycotting of the porn sites in the nation?

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